League of Kitchens: NYC Food Tour: Shop Uzbek Cuisine in Brooklyn’s Borough Park

NYC Food Tour: Shop Uzbek Cuisine in Brooklyn’s Borough Park

Brooklyn, United States

League of Kitchens

Social Enterprise

2 hours
From$87 USDPer person

League of Kitchens is a social enterprise that creates workshops with immigrants hailing from all around the world to promote cultural exchange through culinary arts.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the wonders of Uzbek food while supporting cross-cultural learning and connection.
  • Explore Little Uzbekistan, located in Kensington, Brooklyn and learn about the diversity of the neighborhood.
  • Taste Uzbek snacks and shop for traditional ingredients in the local markets.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting the inspiring immigrant instructors and creating spaces for cultural understanding through the sharing of New York’s vibrant food traditions.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Students

  • Languages

    English

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

Tour Description

Embark on a culinary and cultural adventure in Kensington and Borough Park, Brooklyn. With Uzbek instructor Damira as your guide, visit a Borough Park bakery that is straight out of Samarkand and explore Kensington’s Little Uzbekistan.

Experience a small, bustling slice of Samarkand in Brooklyn while you learn all about Bukharan Jewish bread at Damira’s favorite Borough Park bakery. Then, learn about the extremely diverse Kensington neighborhood as you explore Damira’s favorite grocery store and butcher shop. With Damira’s help, you’ll get the real insider scoop on authentic Uzbek ingredients and cooking. After your shopping, you’ll grab a well-deserved snack at a grand, two-story banquet hall/dance club where Uzbek families celebrate special occasions over traditional dishes. After your snack, explore Little Uzbekistan yourself to burn off that rich Uzbek cuisine and decide what to take back home to your own kitchen.

Tour Start Address

Outside of Tandoory Bread, 1311 48th Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States

How To Get There

Take the D train to 50th Street

More About League of Kitchens

Mission

To build cross-cultural connection and understanding and increase access to traditional cooking knowledge.

Main Programs

  • Immersion and “Taste of” cooking workshops

  • Private cooking workshops

  • Workshop-based professional development, corporate team building, and high school programs

Awards & Recognition

Condé Nast Traveler
Featured, 2015
CBS New York
Featured, 2015
The Today Show
Featured, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
Featured, 2015
Time Out New York
Featured, 2015
The New York Times
Featured, 2014